The doctrine of creation is often down played among Christians today as holding secondary importance. After all, is not Christianity about salvation through Jesus? While it is true that the Christian message centers on the atoning work of Jesus, that is not a reason to neglect Creation.
Jesus when He walked the earth, was God manifest in flesh (I Timothy 3:16). He talked a lot about His Creation. Jesus said if you cannot believe what Moses wrote, you will not believe His words because Moses wrote of Him (John 5:44-47). One of the books of the Bible called Genesis was written by Moses from direct inspiration of God ( 2 Timothy 3:16).
It is important to remember that God did not need to create anything. As omniscient, omnipotent, and triune God. He was sufficient in Himself. He created the universe to reveal Himself and the creation serves to glorify Him. “The heavens declare the glory of God …” (Psalm 19:1). Creation displays His attributes (Romans 1:19-20), including His power (Psalm 33:6-9), majesty (Psalm 8:1), transcendence (I Kings 8:27),(Isaiah 29:15-16 ; 45:9; 64:8),(Acts 17:24-25), and righteousness (Psalm 50:6). Because God made everything, He is Lord over everything (I Samuel 2:6-8),(Job 36:26-33),( Psalm 104),(Isaiah 44:24-28),(Acts 10:36).
All created reality exists by Him and for Him (Romans 11:36),(I Corinthians 8:6). Not only does created reality exist because God created it, but it exists for His pleasure, His Purpose, and for His glory (Revelation 4:11).
John Morris explains, “Creation is the worldview concept which places God as the sovereign Controller over all. His role as Creator gives Him the authority to set the guidelines for life and the penalty for breaking His law. Just as the manufacturer has the right and responsibly to author the owner’s handbook dictating how to properly operate and repair a manufactured device, so the Creator of mankind has authority over our lives and choices” (Morris JD, “What other doctrines do you ignore?”, http:// www.icr.org/article/2904/>Accessed 2014 June 3).
The doctrine of creation is not a secondary doctrine which can be discarded. It is not a doctrine which we can set aside because it is controversial. The doctrine of Creation is important for it is the foundation for the worldview of Christianity. Without the doctrine of Creation all other doctrines of the Bible would become meaningless.Because if we can so easily abandon the doctrine of creation, the basis for the others, which of the others are we prepared to ignore. The doctrine of Creation is a part of the Gospel of Christ and needs to be studied fully ( 2 Timothy 2:15-16). Because to say that the Book of Genesis chapter 1:1-31 is a myth denies the Creator and therefore denies the Lord Jesus Christ as Saviour!